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Conservation in Ecuador
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Conservation in Ecuador

Locations

Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Mindo, Puerto Lopez and 2 other cities

Fields

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable Development
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Causes

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Conservation
  • Reforestation
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Year(s) Offered

Throughout the year

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide, American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Costs vary. Please contact us for details

Program Includes:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Quito and provided with transportation to their host family.

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ecuador, city tours, help with transportation, and optional Spanish classes

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Ecuador coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Ecuador. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ecuadorian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Host families are eager to welcome volunteers and are a fantastic resource for learning about the local culture and sights.

Accommodation Options

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Experience Required

No.

Qualifications

Participants in this program need to be ready for basic conditions which may include camping for a week or two at a time. Also, keep in mind that conservation are in less developed rural areas where there may not be reliable services such as electricity.

Minimum Education

High School

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application